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New trailer, poster and photos invite you to “COME PLAY”

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Coming for Halloween, the supernatural chiller introduces a new unearthly creature.

Actually, COME PLAY is a feature-length expansion by writer/director Jacob Chase of his much-buzzed short film LARRY. Arriving in theaters October 30 from Focus Features, it stars Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr. (10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, HUSH) and Winslow Fegley, with creature effects by the Jim Henson company, cinematography by Maxime Alexandre (CRAWL, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE) and music by Roque Baños (DON’T BREATHE, EVIL DEAD). According to the official synopsis, “Robertson stars as Oliver, a lonely young boy who feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses Oliver’s devices against him to break into our world, Oliver’s parents [Jacobs and Gallagher] must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.